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It’s been a week of space travel and exploring! For someone who appreciates the beauty of space but is not really that “into” space I even get inspired when the kids ask questions and get completely caught up in the excitement of space travel and the mysteries of the galaxy! 28 more words


Learning through play in northern Uganda

While procrasti-reading earlier this week, I came across an interesting article discussing disparities in play-based learning in American early child education. Lower-income public schools are less likely to have the resources and time to dedicate to meaningful play that encourages inquiry and creativity. 853 more words

Center for Indian Country Development: Early Childhood Development Programs in Indian Country


Please join the Center for Indian Country Development (CICD) on October 5 and 6, for rich discussions highlighting scientific research and successful early child development programs in Indian country. 235 more words


Teaching Kids to Use Positive Self-Talk

By Allison Wedell Schumacher

Believe it or not, one of my proudest parenting moments happened in the middle of the night when I was lying in bed. 666 more words


Do As I Say...Teachers as Role Models

Not having a grandchild of my own (yet), I have fallen in love with the 9-month old baby boy who lives next door. I have listened carefully to friends who are grandmothers and dote on their grandchildren and often wondered if I’d feel the same way about my own. 712 more words

… and what in life we control (Part 1)

So it was then, that Lebanon and I chugged along (I appear to love train analogies, who knew?). At times, we even fluttered about – quickly, breathlessly, urgently. 1,039 more words

My Life, Barely

From Mozart To Mr. Rogers: Literacy, Music And The Brain : NPR Ed : NPR

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     We cannot overestimate the power of music in human development and wellness. 123 more words